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Rock News: Metal bands to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Heavy Metal bands lead the latest list of artists eligible for induction into the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Among the 9 bands listed were Kiss, AC/DC, Judas Priest and hard rockers Bad Company. Other Artist who are eligible are Ace, Joan Armatrading, Be-Bop Deluxe, Gap Band, Graham Central Station, John Hiatt, Hot Chocolate, Jefferson Starship,  Kansas, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Robert Palmer, Phoebe Snow, the Mighty Diamonds, the Residents, and Utopia.

The closest Metal fans have gotten to having their hero's inducted is Led Zeppelin, but politics being what it is this years crop of metal bands will be passed over just like metal giant Black Sabbath has been in the past.  We can't get our hopes up the RRHF has failed to induct Queen, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Traffic, Eric Clapton and Fleetwood Mac. 

Metal has helped keep rock alive. At times when the world was going Disco or caught up in music created by computers, metal bands kept playing loud guitars, heavy drums and bass, and vocals that would send granny into cardiac arrest. Sure some of the bands mentioned here dabbled in the dark side, Kiss made some Disco songs, Judas Priest went overboard with Guitar Synthesizers on their album Turbo, but they never strayed too far from their roots always returning to rock. 

In order for a band to be eligible for they  must have had an album released at least 25 years ago (1974 for the mathematically challenged). 

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